Mark Begich

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Mark Begich
Mark Begich, official portrait, 112th Congress.jpg
United States Senator
from Alaska
In office
January 3, 2009 – January 3, 2015
Preceded byTed Stevens
Succeeded byDan Sullivan
Mayor of Anchorage
In office
July 1, 2003 – January 3, 2009
Preceded byGeorge Wuerch
Succeeded byMatt Claman
Member of the Anchorage Assembly
from Seat H
In office
October 1988 – April 1998
Preceded byBrad Bradley
Succeeded byMelinda Taylor
Personal details
Mark Peter Begich

(1962-03-30) March 30, 1962 (age 59)
Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Deborah Bonito
RelativesNick Begich (Father)
Tom Begich (Brother)

Mark Peter Begich[1] (/ˈbɛɡɪ/; born March 30, 1962) is an American politician. He was a United States Senator from Alaska from 2009 to 2015. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He was Mayor of Anchorage from 2003 to 2009.

Begich is the son of former U.S. Representative Nick Begich Sr.. In the 2008 Senate election, Begich beat Senator Ted Stevens, at the time, the longest-serving Republican member of the Senate.[2]

In the 2014 Senate election, Begich lost his bid for reelection by former Alaska Attorney General Dan Sullivan.[3][4][5][6]

Begich was the Democratic candidate for Governor in the 2018 election, but was defeated by Republican Mike J. Dunleavy.

References[change | change source]

  1. Atwood, Evangeline; DeArmond, Robert N. (1977). Who's Who in Alaskan Politics. Portland: Binford & Mort for the Alaska Historical Commission. p. 6.
  2. "Ted Stevens, Longest-Serving GOP Senator, Dead". CBS Interactive. August 10, 2010. Retrieved September 28, 2010.
  3. Bohrer, Becky. Republican Dan Sullivan wins Senate race in Alaska, Associated Press, November 12, 2014.
  4. 2014 General Election – Unofficial Results, Alaska Department of Elections, November 4, 2014.
  5. Mark Begich concedes to Dan Sullivan, Politico Retrieved November 23, 2014.
  6. Democrat Begich concedes to Republican Sullivan in Alaska race, Fox News, Retrieved November 23, 2014.